You don't need to spend a lot of money on fancy equipment to go fishing. In fact, this list of basic items will equip you nicely for your first outings.
Get Started Fishing
Even before you set out to fish, decide whether you’re fishing for fun or fishing for food. This will help you choose gear and get ready to practice good catch-and-release techniques if you’re just fishing for fun.
Catch-and-release helps fish grow bigger
If you handle fish carefully before releasing them, they have a good chance of surviving. Released fish can be caught over and over again. They grow large and produce even more fish for our pleasure. See Guidelines for Handling and Releasing Fish.